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'Love, Peace … And Soul'

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'Love, Peace … And Soul'


This was for us.

And that was a new thing, so we gathered faithfully to the television as that hard-working cartoon engine chugged across the screen, rainbow smoke pouring from its stack, the announcer calling us to order once upon a Saturday. This was “Sooooooul Train,” he said, darn near yodeling the name, “the hippest trip in America, 60 nonstop minutes across the tracks of your mind, with guest stars …”

Leonard Pitts Jr.

Leonard Pitts Jr. is a nationally syndicated commentator, journalist, and novelist. Pitts' column for the Miami Herald deals with the intersection between race, politics, and culture, and has won him multiple awards including a Pulitzer Prize in 2004.

The highly regarded novel, Freeman (2009), is his most recent book.

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  1. LyndaAppell February 6, 2012

    Yes Don Cornelius will be missed (RIP) as will his show. It was a terrific showcase for mostly great African American acts. In retrospect not terribly surprised David Bowie was on since he recorded a Philly soul tinged album ( “Young Americans” at Sigma Sound studio, Phila. PA
    BTW Wolf Blitzer was not the only non black fan. So was Fred Astaire!!!


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